08 Aug '18, 3pm

Why We Need More Women Involved in Creating Environmental Policy

Three years into the Sustainable Development Goals—17 global goals set by the United Nations—many countries' policy makers are developing domestic legislation that will help them reach environmental targets, from cutting carbon emissions to improving clean water and sanitation. But when it comes to environmental research and action, weighing the options to reach policy decisions relies on personal experience and perspective as well as facts and evidence, and gender plays a major role. So what impact could the gender balance be having on these decisions, and therefore the future of our planet? Potentially quite a significant one. Although it's tempting to assume that such important decisions are made based on objective evidence, a new study conducted by a team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, reveals tha...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/why-we-need-more-women-involved-...

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